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  • Self Drive Tours

    Our extensive selection of Alaska and Northern Canada custom self drive tour packages include a choice of moderate and first-class hotels and lodges, a rental car and sightseeing tours. All packages are well designed to provide a maximum of convenience and comfort and may be the perfect way to explore the "Land of the Midnight Sun" after your cruise or rail tour.  
  • Alaska Rail Tours

    We are featuring one of the largest selection of comprehensive and affordable standard or first-class rail tour packages in Alaska. Our destinations include: Anchorage, the Denali - and Kenai Fjords National Parks, Talkeetna & Fairbanks. Choose between luxurious dome and vintage car options, a large hotel selection and sightseeing tours throughout the State of Alaska.
  • Wildlife Observation

    We provide an extensive selection of world-class outdoor soft adventure tours. Among them are: Bear Viewing at Brooks Lodge, Rafting on the Tatshenshini - and Alsek Rivers, Kayak Tours at Glacier Bay, Hking Trips throughout the remote Brooks Range and many Wilderness and Fishing Resorts accessible only by floatplane. The choice for unlimited adventure is yours
  • Custom Tour Packages

    We provide the freedom to design your own group - or individual tour package. Choose your preferred hotels, transportation, sightseeing tour and other additional programs for a totally personalized tour itinerary within Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory. Our comprehensive rates are widely recognized as the best within the Alaska tourism industry.
  • Individual Winter Tours

    The 1149-Mile Iditarod from Anchorage to Nome along the Bering Sea as well as the 1000-Mile Yukon Quest from Whitehorse to Fairbanks are recognized as the most competitive and challenging sled dog races in the world. The winter months are also the best time for Northern Lights  viewing and Heli or downhill skiing at the Alyeska Resort.
  • National Park Adventures

    The customized "Discover National Parks" multiple day travel packages are available with flight, car and railroad transportation options throughout Alaska and the Yukon. Our tours including first-class wilderness lodging, national park sightseeing, wildlife viewing, guided hiking and backcountry lodging at Denali, Glacier Bay, Katmai and Kluane.

The Alaska Adventure Tours Team | About us

Martha Rogers - Tour Guide: Spending her childhood on a ranch near Beaver Creek, Colorado, Martha grew up living and working in the great outdoors. After graduating with a business degree from the Colorado State University, Martha pursued the elusive college d ream of using her education within the recreational business during the past 6 years. Martha's quest has taken her from hiking trips at the Denali, Gates of the Arctic and Katmai National Parks in Alaska; skiing the Rocky Mountains in Alberta and BC; mountain biking  rafting, canoeing and guided activities throughout Alaska and the Yukon.
Timothy McVeal - Tour Guide & New Tourism Development: He grew up in Alaska and developed a love for the outdoors on many camping, wilderness and ski tours before moving to Seattle for the winter months. Timothy earned a degree in Adventure Based Tourism Program Management from the Lyndon State College in Vermont. He has studied everything from outdoor safety to web design but these days he spend most of his time traveling with our clients in Alaska and Canada experiencing new and exciting places and to develop our winter Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and Iditarod programs.
Tom Reynolds - New Media & Accounting: With years of experience in both the web and the graphic design - Tom previously worked as a team lead for the University of Alaska in Anchorage before joining the Alaska Travel Service team. In his position Tom is responsible for our many international web sites, online customer support, CMS and software development, all accounting and tax issues as well as our back end customer information system. He also works for a large number of our individual tourism product supplier throughout Alaska and Canada. Any problems or questions about the web - please contact him.
Andrea - Customer Support: Andrea has been within the travel industry for over 10 years, having owned and operated her own travel business in Seattle, Washington State. She supports our clients in their new experiences and tries to send them home with memories and possibly some new meaning in their often busy and hectic lives and - to make new friends along the way. She has been a guide in Alaska for us for the past five seasons and is now responsible for our customer support department. She gets out regularly from behind her desk to develop new exciting tour products and does supplier quality checks within Alaska and the Yukon.
Joanna Barstow - Office & Tour Planning Services: Joanna has developed an early appreciation and love for the outdoors while growing up within the Canadian Rockies. She spend her childhood in Banff and Yoho National Parks, Canada and later went on to obtain a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism in order to continue her active lifestyle. She loves to show clients around Alaska and to assist with individual tour planning activities such as self drive tours and softadventures. Joanna guides at least two of our 14-day van tours during the season.

 

   


Service & Customer Support: Alaska Travel Service operates with embracing teamwork, initiative, innovation, and the commitment to succeed. We'll help you to select and prepare for the vacation that is right for you. We design all of our trips to deliver a rewarding personal experience and the opportunity to discover new places, learn new things and conquer new challenges in a relaxed environment.

 

 
 
 

RAI 02 Denali & Talkeetna Rail Package

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Alaska Railroad Tour to Denali National Park and TalkeetnaJoin the panorama dome train car of the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage. The stopover in Talkeetna is an additional highlight of this railroad package. In Talkeetna you have the opportunity to take a flightseeing tour to Mt Denali, join a wildlife safari cruise and enjoy wonderful views of Mt. Denali from your lodge.

Day 1: Anchorage (Arrival Day)

Arrive in Anchorage during the day. Transfer to your hotel in downtown. Spend the remaining afternoon to visit the sights of the Alaskan city or enjoy a stroll along the Coastal Trail with views of Mt. Denali and the "Sleeping Lady". Guided city sightseeing tours are arranged on request. Overnight Anchorage.

Day 2: Anchorage to Denali National Park

Early morning transfer to the railroad station. Board the Alaska Railroad at the Anchorage train station.Choose between the standard rail car or the glass-domed compartments with large panorama windows ensuring unobstructed views of snowcapped mountain ranges, pristine scenery and abundant wildlife. Enjoy the scenery as the train takes you via the Matanuska Valley towards the Alaska Range and Mt. Denali.  Onboard services feature a restaurant, gift shop and snack bar. Arrive at Denali Village late afternoon where you are picked up and transferred to your hotel. Once you settled take a stroll through Denali Village, take a flightseeing tour or a wildwater rafting trip (on request).

Day 3: Denali National Park Wildlife Tour

Wildlife Tour Today experience the wildlife and wonderful sceneries of the Denali National Park. Morning transfer to the Visitor Center where your wildlife tour begins. Pick up your pre-reserved tickets and explore the center if time allows. Board the bus, sit back, enjoy the scenery and look out for wildlife. Your driver informs you about the history of Denali National Park, its diverse wildlife and flora. Once a bear, caribou or another animal has been spotted the bus will stop that everyone can watch and take pictures. Your tour runs all the way to Eielson Visitor Center, a four hour drive or to Wonder Lake - on special request. You can get off the bus anytime you wish and take a stroll, go hiking and enjoy the landscape. By hand signal the next available bus will stop for you to get on.

Day 4: Denali National Park - Talkeetna

In the morning you have time to take a short hike, watch a sled dog demonstration presented by the park rangers, enjoy a helicopter flightseeing tour or visit the shops of Denali Village for a last souvenir. Transfer to the Denali Railroad station where you board the train for a scenic ride to Talkeetna. Explore downtown Talkeetna, go horseback riding and enjoy the views of Mt. Denali from your lodge.

Day 5: Talkeetna - Anchorage

Transfer to the Talkeetna Railroad station where you board the train in the  afternoon for a return trip to Anchorage. You arrive at Anchorage train station latest by 8:00 pm. Please contact us if you wish an additional hotel accommodation in Anchorage.

Services Included


  • 4 Nights Hotel Accommodation - Superior or Deluxe Category
  • Hotel Tax
  • Alaska Railroad Tour from Anchorage to Denali / Regular or Dome Car Seating
  • Alaska Railroad Tour from Denali to Talkeetna / Regular or Dome Car Seating
  • Alaska Railroad Tour from Talkeetna to Anchorage / Regular or Dome Car Seating
  • Pre-reserved seats
  • Railroad Station Transfers in Anchorage & Denali
  • Hotel Transfers in Anchorage & Denali
  • Denali Shuttle Bus Ticket to Eielson Visitor Center
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information

Departures: Daily from May 15 - September 19


Rates per Person in US$ | Superior Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 15 - May 31 $ 1470.00 $ 955.00 $ 790.00 $ 730.00
June 01 - September 03 $ 1680.00 $ 1075.00 $ 910.00 $ 835.00
September 04 - September 19 $ 1470.00 $ 955.00 $ 790.00 $ 730.00
Optional: Dome Car Railroad Seating  $ 350.00 $ 350.00 $ 245.00 $ 350.00

Rates per Person in US$ | Deluxe Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 15 - May 31 $ 1780.00 $ 1095.00 $ 890.00 $ 795.00
June 01 - September 03 $ 2050.00 $ 1265.00 $ 1040.00 $ 930.00
September 04 - September 19 $ 1780.00 $ 1095.00 $ 890.00 $ 795.00
Optional: Dome Car Railroad Seating  $ 350.00 $ 350.00 $ 350.00 $ 350.00

 

 

SDR 01 Denali Park Self Drive Tour

 

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4- Day Self Drive Tour to Denali National Park
Highlight of the self guided driving tour is the two day stay at Denali National Park. Observe the diversity of Denali's wildlife - grizzly bears, caribous, wolves, moose and over 400 bird spezies. Join the Denali Shuttle Bus Tour to Eielson Center / Wonder Lake or the guided Tundra Wildlife Tour.

Day 1: Anchorage (Arrival Day)

Arrive in Anchorage during the day. Transfer to your hotel in downtown. Spend the remaining afternoon to visit the sights of the Alaskan city or enjoy a stroll along the Coastal Trail with views of Mt. Denali and the "Sleeping Lady". Guided city sightseeing tours are arranged on request. Overnight Anchorage.

Day 2: Anchorage to Denali National Park

Leave Anchorage and drive north on the Park Highway towards the Matanuska Valley. Stopover at Talkeetna whose wilderness location at the base of Mt. Denali and at the confluence of three wild rivers makes a center for outdoor enthusiasts, climbers, and tourists. The mountains, rivers, glaciers, and meadows in the area provide superb sightseeing, especially by air. Please ask for flightseeing trips to Mt. Denali. Continue to Denali Village.

Day 3: Denali National Park - Wildlife Tour

Today experience the wildlife and wonderful sceneries of Denali National Park. In the morning drive to the Visitor Center where your wildlife tour begins. Pick up your pre-reserved tickets and explore the center if time allows. Board the bus, sit back, enjoy the scenery and look out for wildlife. Your driver informs you about the history of Denali National Park, its diverse wildlife and flora. Once a bear, caribou or another animal has been spotted the bus will stop that everyone can watch and take pictures. Your tour runs all the way to Eielson Visitor Center, a four hour drive or to Wonder Lake - on special request. You can get off the bus anytime you wish and take a stroll, go hiking and enjoy the landscape. By hand signal the next available bus will stop for you to get on.

Day 4: Denali National Park - Anchorage

In the morning you have time to take a short hike, watch a sled dog demonstration presented by the park rangers, enjoy a helicopter flightseeing tour or visit the shops of Denali Village for a last souvenir. Return to Anchorage anytime during the day and return your rental car.

Services Included


  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation Superior or Deluxe Category
  • Hotel Tax
  • 4 Day Compact Rental Car (Chevrolet Cobalt or similar)
  • Unlimited Free Mileage
  • Licensing Fee
  • Rental Car Taxes, Airport Tax & Fees
  • Denali National Park Wildlife Shuttle Bus Tour to Eielson Visitor Center
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information

Departures: Daily from May 10 - September 19


Rates per Person in US$ | Superior Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 10 - May 31 $ 995.00 $ 540.00 $ 425.00 $ 350.00
June 01 - August 31 $ 1640.00 $ 865.00 $ 635.00 $ 519.00
September 01 - September 19 $ 1310.00 $ 690.00 $ 521.00 $ 432.00

Rates per Person in US$ | Deluxe Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 10 - May 31 $ 1320.00 $ 695.00 $ 520.00 $ 425.00
June 01 - August 31 $ 1920.00 $ 995.00 $ 730.00 $ 595.00
September 01 - September 19 $ 1580.00 $ 835.00 $ 620.00 $ 515.00

Optional Upgrades & Additional Charges  
Children (up to 17 years, if staying in the adult's room) $ 80.00
Upgrade: Denali Shuttle Bus Tour to Wonder Lake $ 30.00
Upgrade: Midsize Rental Car (Pontiac G6, Crysler Sebring or similar) $ 10.00 / day
Upgrade: Fullsize Rental Car (Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Charger or similar) $ 98.00 / day
Upgrade: 4x4 SUV Rental Car (Jeep Liberty, Chevrolet Trail Blazer or similar) $ 180.00 / day
Upgrade: Mini Van (Chevrolet Uplander, Chevrolet Astro or similar) $ 98.00 / day

 

SDR 02 Kenai Fjords Self Drive

 

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3-Day Self Drive Tour Seward | Kenai Fjords National Park
Travel on the states most scenic "Seward Highway", along Turnagain Arm and the Chugach Mountains. In Seward attend a full day glacier & whale watching cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park and witness the calving of a tidewater glacier.

Day 1: Anchorage - Seward

Pick up your rental car and drive south on the Seward Highway. One of Alaska's most scenic highway twists and turns along the base of the Chugach Mountains and the shore of Turnagain Arm. The landscape varies from the muddy waters of Turnagain Arm to the icy blue glaciers that hang almost to the sea. Stopover at Portage Glacier Visitor Center or in Girdwood and take the gondola to the top of Mount Alyeska. Arrive in Seward and check in your hotel.

Day 2: Seward | Kenai Fjords Whales & Glacier Cruise

Board the ship at 11:30 am for a thrilling full-day cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park and Chiswell Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Covering 110-miles, the trip is narrated by a National Park Ranger, who is highly adept at spotting wildlife, pointing out the many spectacular sights, and fielding any questions you may have. Wildlife is abundant throughout the National Park, and the tidewater glaciers are massive. You'll visit the mighty Aialik Glacier where guests often witness calving - a process by which glaciers shed giant blocks and slabs of ancient ice - from a close distance. This cruise also offers the best chance to spot whales in Alaska.

Optional: If you would like to see more of Kenai Fjords National Park then join our 9 hours Northwestern Fjords Cruise, covering 150-miles. Experience the glacially carved region known for its five tidewater glaciers, steep cliffs, and rich waters abundant with wildlife. A continental breakfast and lunch is included.

Day 3: Seward - Anchorage

Spend the morning to explore small art shops of Seward or visit the Alaska SeaLife Center. You also have the opportunity to fly by helicopter to the Seward Icefield and go dog sledding on the glacier. The Sewey Family runs the Iditarod every winter and offers the amazing sled dog tours in summer. Return to Anchorage any time during the day and return your rental car.

Services Included


  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation Superior or Deluxe Category
  • Hotel Tax
  • 3 Days Compact Rental Car (Chevrolet Cobalt or similar)
  • Unlimited Free Mileage
  • Licensing Fee
  • Rental Car Taxes, Airport Tax & Fees
  • 6 Hrs Kenai Fjords Glacier & Wildlife Cruise including lunch
  • Seward Harbour Tax 
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information

Departures: Daily from May 10 - September 19


Rates per Person in US$ | Superior Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 10 - May 31
$ 1075.00
$ 625.00
$ 495.00
$ 445.00
June 01 - August 31
$ 1260.00
$ 725.00
$ 555.00
$ 485.00
September 01 - September 19
$ 1075.00
$ 625.00
$ 495.00
$ 445.00

Rates per Person in US$ | Deluxe Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 10 - May 31
$ 990.00
$ 630.00
$ 495.00
$ 455.00
June 01 - August 31
$ 1730.00
$ 965.00
$ 725.00
$ 585.00
September 01 - September 19
$ 990.00
$ 630.00
$ 495.00
$ 455.00
Optional Upgrades & Additional Charges Adult
Children (up to 11 years, if staying in the adult's room) $ 90.00
Upgrade: Midsize Rental Car (Pontiac G6, Crysler Sebring or similar) $ 10.00 / day
Upgrade: Fullsize Rental Car (Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Charger or similar) $ 98.00 / day
Upgrade: 4x4 SUV Rental Car (Jeep Liberty, Chevrolet Trail Blazer or similar) $ 180.00 / day
Upgrade: Mini Van (Chevrolet Uplander, Chevrolet Astro or similar) $ 98.00 / day

 

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Southeast Alaska Ferry Trips

A new ferry service is in the works for Alaska's rainforest islands. Stretching out through the pristine waters of the Inside Passage, the rainforest islands offer access to glaciers, mountains, ancient forests and caves and is a destination known for fishing and bear viewing opportunities. The 70-passenger, 14-vehicle ferry features an observation deck, recliner lounge, coffee shop and food and beverage service.

 

Alaska Ferry Service Bellingham to Whittier

June 4 is the departure date from Bellingham, Washington State., for the first-ever Alaska Marine Highway ferry run directly to Southcentral Alaska that won't require a highway trip from Haines to Valdez and a change of vessels in Southeast Alaska. The MV Kennicott will stop en-route from Bellingham in Ketchikan, Juneau and Yakutat before crossing the Gulf of Alaska to Whittier bi-weekly reports the Turnagain Times Newspaper.

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More Gray Whales in Alaska

Recent scientific reports show that more gray whales were spotted this summer off the coast of Alaska than in any other year. The previous record for a full season from July through October was 18 calves, but in July 2012 alone, researchers counted more than 50 calves, according to the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. That's good news for travelers who may have whale watching on their Alaska must-see list.

The Gates of the Arctic National Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is entirely north of the Arctic Circle, in the center of the Brooks Range; at 8.2 million acres, it's the size of four Yellowstones. This is parkland on a scale suitable to the country. It includes the Endicott Mountains to the east and the Schwatka Mountains to the southwest, with the staggeringly sharp and dramatic Arrigetch Peaks in between. To the north lies a sampling of the Arctic Alaska foothills.

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